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My current work is about magical realism in Arabic and Hebrew.
Magical realism is largely absent from academic discussions of Latin American literature today, and Cosmopolitan Desires in fact opens little new ground on it as a topic.
Although "magical realism" derives from Franz Roh's term to describe German post-expressionist art in 1925 (see Bowers 9), it was not applied as a literary label until the late 1940s and early 1950s by critics, scholars, and writers such as Arturo Uslar-Pietri, Alejo Carpentier, and Angel Flores (on magical realism in Russian literature see, e.
It is a platitude among post-Boom critics and writers with a narrow Latin American focus to accept, following the model of the exhaustion of the avantgarde, that magical realism lost its artistic and political power after the end of the utopian era in Latin America, giving way to commercialization.
Midnight's Children is also considered to be the most famous example of magical realism outside Latin America, usually cited together with Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, particularly when scholars try to emphasize the global nature of magical realism.
Wendy Faris (2004), in her book Ordinary Enchantments: Magical Realism and the Remystification of Narrative, remarks on the smooth incorporation of the fantastic and the realistic, the latter characterized by detailed descriptions of the phenomenal world: "In other words, magical realism expands fictional reality to include events we used to call magic in realism.
Through a Utopian vision of the city, Rodriguez blends in with Mexican-American idiosyncrasy combining urban fantasy elements--where everyday aspects are intertwined and interact with fantastic elements--and magical realism details, reaping the benefits of a prolific Chicano and Mexican traditional literary genre.
Marquez helped change the landscape of Latin American literature and became a master of magical realism with his short stories and novels.
Magical realism Outside, thousands of yellow paper butterflies were blown into the air, a nod to the fluttering insects that follow a man in his masterpiece of magical realism, "One Hundred Years of Solitude.
It was through the beauty of magical realism that the great Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez once appeared in the armchair, even though he was still alive.
The author was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language writers, best known for his masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.